Reston, VA (ots)
- The Public Interest Registry (PIR) announced
today the appointment of David W. Maher as Senior Vice President, Law
and Policy. David served on the founding PIR Board as Chairman and
was instrumental in the early development of PIR. He is a former
partner in the Chicago office of the law firm Sonnenschein Nath &
Rosenthal, where he specialized in intellectual property and
communications law. David will report directly to Edward G. Viltz,
President and CEO of PIR. He will serve as a key resource in
continuing to shape PIR's public policy positions and providing legal
counsel to PIR.
"David's counsel has been invaluable to PIR's success and to me
personally," according to Viltz. "We are fortunate to have David's
continued counsel and extensive experience in the domain name space.
In addition, we look forward to his assistance expanding PIR's
leadership role on policy positions in the public interest."
"I am excited and honored to join PIR in this new assignment,"
said David Maher. "As leaders in the domain name space, we want to
also take a leadership role in implementing sound policies that
benefit internet users worldwide."
David was formerly the Internet Society Vice President of Public
Policy. He was a member of the International Ad Hoc Committee, which
provided the foundation for the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy, is
a member of the WIPO Arbitration & Mediation Center Panel of
Neutrals, a member of ICANN's Whois Task Force 1 and 2, and a member
of the Visiting Committee to the Divinity School at the University of
Chicago. David will be based out of Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Marc Rotenberg, one of the founding PIR Board members and Board
Secretary, has been elected as Acting Chairman of PIR.
Public Interest Registry (http://www.pir.org
) is a 501(c) (3)
not-for-profit corporation created by the Internet Society (ISOC) to
manage the .ORG domain. .ORG is the Internet's third largest
"generic" or non-country specific top-level domain with over 3
million domain names registered worldwide. It is viewed as the home
of non-commercial organizations on the Internet. PIR's mission is to
manage the .ORG domain in an exemplary manner while educating and
empowering the global non-commercial community to more effectively
utilize the Internet. PIR is based in Reston, Virginia, USA.
The Internet Society (http://www.isoc.org
) is a not-for-profit
membership organization founded in 1991 to provide leadership in
Internet related standards, education, and policy. With offices in
Washington, DC, and Geneva, Switzerland, it is dedicated to ensuring
the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the
benefit of people throughout the world. ISOC is the organizational
home of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the Internet
Architecture Board (IAB), the Internet Engineering Steering Group
(IESG) and other Internet-related bodies who together play a critical
role in ensuring that the Internet develops in a stable and open
ots Originaltext: Public Interest Registry
Public Interest Registry, Reston
Michael A. Ward